Vango Mulia 550XL Air Tent (2020)
A spacious family tent, the Vango Mulia 550xl is a large Airbeam tunnel tent, with a Sentinel Pro 420-Denier polyester fabric, with 6000mm waterproofing. Perfect for the regular family campers, the Mulia will offer a durable, reliable tent with a sewn-in groundsheet and Midnight bedrooms.
This quick and easy-to-pitch sophisticated family tent is new for 2020, The Vango Mulia 550xl is extremely spacious for those who love that extra space, perfect for the family of four, offering a three-zone design with a 420 Denier polyester fabric for a durable, reliable tent fabric. Furthermore, the Mulia features the Smart Pack roller back, this makes it a lot easier to pitch and to pack the tent away at the end of the camping trip, and the Airbeam design of the tent is robust, easy to use and inflates and deflates quickly.
- Sentinel Pro, 420-Denier Fabric, 6000mm
- RollerBag for easier packing away
- Weight 43.05kg
- 12 Minutes pitching time
- Front Porch Groundsheet included
|Tent Collection||Vango Family Collection|
|Year of Manufacture||2020|
|Berth||6 Man |
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||6000 |
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
|Doors||! Front Door with Mesh / 1 Side Door with Mesh|
|Flysheet Fabric||420 Denier Polyester Fabric, 6000mm |
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Fabric Denier||420 Denier (RipStop) |
Denier - a measurement used to determine the thickness of the tent flysheet. It relates to the fibre thickness, or thread counts used. The thicker the fabric, generally the stronger, and more durable the fabric will be. The denier really reflects the lifetime to be expected of the tent, and how quickly, it will be affected by UV Degradation.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Sewn-in Groundsheet - polyethylene 10,000mm|
|Inner Fabric||Midnight Breathable Polyester Fabric|
|Window Fabric||Mesh Windows inside / Diamond Pro Windows with zipped curtains|
|Fire Retardant||Yes |
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pack Size (cm)||L82 * W54 * H49|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||360 * 210|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 1: (120 * 210)|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||Bedroom 2 (120 * 210)|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||Bedroom 3: (120 * 210)|
|Floor Dimensions||705 * 380|
|Pitching Order||Peg the Corners, Inflate the Beams, and plug in the side brow pole.|
|Poles or Air||Vango AirBeam™ |
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||5|
|Pitching Time||12 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||725 * 400|
|Recommended Use||Perfect for regular family campers, the Mulia is an Airbeam tunnel tent, with a three-zone design for added comfort.|
Sentinel Pro Specification:
Elite Airbeam Specification